Thread by Glenn Greenwald
These last two DOJ indictments — first of Hillary’s lawyer, then of Christopher Steele’s main source — show that the Clinton campaign funded and fed to the FBI a gigantic batch of lies in the 2016 election, which the vast bulk of the media spent 3 years ratifying and spreading:
The charges are that not only did Clinton/Democrats fund the dossier but a longtime Clinton/Dem operative was one of the sources for the rumors about Trump. Doesn’t get much worse. https://t.co/JsXANbgoIZ
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) November 5, 2021
The employees of these media corporations know, deep down, what they did. They did the worst thing you can possibly do while calling yourself a “journalist”: they drowned US politics for years in a fake conspiracy theory funded and concocted by criminals for partisan gain.
But we have heard so little about these indictments from these media figures. Why? Because they know that as long as they stay united in silence, the only people who will point out what they did are those they have frozen out of their circle and trained their audience not to hear
The NYT, the WPost, CNN, NBC and the digital liberal outlets are all vastly more guilty of what they have spent years claiming Trump and the GOP are: they basically ran a dangerous disinformation campaign, full of lies, in conjunction with CIA/FBI, and now won’t own up to it.
From the start, Russiagate — which drowned US politics and dangerously ratcheted up tensions with a major nuclear-armed power — was concocted from whole cloth by serial liars paid for by the Clinton campaign and spread by their media servants: David Corn, Isikoff, Frank Foer.
They all made gigantic profit from this set of lies: all of them. Their ratings skyrocketed by scaring liberals about Kremlin control of the US. They wrote best-selling books and gave themselves Pulitzers based on this massive fraud. FBI lied to the FISA court. CIA fueled it all.
In 2019, @mtaibbi called Russiagate “this generation’s WMDs.” That was before these indictments. But from a media credibility perspective, this is worse. With WMD, they engaged in self-critique. With this, they never will: the media model doesn’t allow it.
Instead of owning up to what they did, look at what they’re doing instead. Adam Schiff just wrote a book claiming Robert Muller is SENILE (to explain why he didn’t find the fake conspiracy). They ignore these indictments and what they mean except for meek admissions like this:
The indictments “cast new uncertainty on some past reporting on the dossier by news organizations, including The Washington Post?” LOL The dossier wasn’t just paid for by the Clinton campaign – which they lied about for a year – but the info in it came from a Clinton operative.
What Rachel Maddow in particular did makes her one of the most disgraceful and unhinged media figures ever to work for a major media corporation. Her derangement and lies were off the charts. Yet the liberal networks are bidding for her: because DNC disinformation is their model!
Anyway, for all of those who lied to the public for years — the NYT and WPost reporters, the rich and insulated CNN and NBC hosts, the countless charlatans and politicians like Adam Schiff & John Brennan who wrote bestselling books — none of this will matter. Lies are rewarded.
Polarization of media means virtually every major media corporation — CNN, NBC, NYT, WPost, NPR — have an exclusively Dem audience. These Dems don’t want to hear that they were lied to and, even if they knew, they’d be fine with it: for the right cause. So zero consequences.
But if you are someone who hates these media outlets and the liars who work for them to your core, know that your hatred is valid, justified and righteous. They are a toxic force in US political life. They don’t lie, smear and propagandize on occasion: it’s their core function.
Do you see what CNN’s model is from this? It has nothing to do with journalism: zero. Journalism is the marketing disguise for the actual business they’re in. How else to explain this?
The propagandists at CNN, who were responsible for injecting the Steele dossier into the mainstream and who spent years pushing its bogus claims, cannot find room on their front page for a single story about the arrest of Igor Danchenko. pic.twitter.com/bkFiclP5mI
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) November 5, 2021
A glimpse into how they perceive themselves:
As I’ve noted before, most corporate journalists adamantly refuse even to recognize let alone atone for all the evidence that has emerged showing how much of what they said is false. @Isikoff was one of the earliest but has admitted much of it was false:
I already did, some time ago (before Horowitz and Durham) https://t.co/WxWTh3Ydux https://t.co/jZ7ppMswUg
— Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff) November 6, 2021
Here was @Isikoff on MSNBC in 2019 telling @chrislhayes and @DavidCornDC what they very obviously did not want to hear: much of the media, including MSNBC, spread falsehoods for years. Almost nobody else did this:
“The indictments “cast new uncertainty on some past reporting on the dossier by news organizations, including The Washington Post?” ”
Nah. They confirm what we already knew; that the leftist, corrupt liberal media would see the nation destroyed in order to maintain the liberal grip on power. No matter if an administration and President are doing good things for the country, if it ain’t liberal, they ain’t letting it live.
Lies. Those who continue to support these liars are liars themselves. Liars that put a failed ideology before a nation and its people.
“Polarization of media means virtually every major media corporation — CNN, NBC, NYT, WPost, NPR — have an exclusively Dem audience. These Dems don’t want to hear that they were lied to and, even if they knew, they’d be fine with it: for the right cause. So zero consequences.”
NYT posts a story about the FBI raiding O’Keefe’s house looking for the diary of idiot Biden’s daughter. When I posted that they should be putting these scumbags in jail instead, I was met by total ignorance. Those who survive off of liberal media have no idea how much damage the trash they support have done and are doing to this nation. Not just wrecking the economy and opening our border, but destroying the Constitutional fabric of the country. Blissfully ignorant. WILLFULLY ignorant.
The worst are those who come on here, read the facts, but continue to excuse and support the degeneration of the lawful authorities. The ends justifies the means, no matter how anti-American they (the ends and the means) are.
From the Washington Post article:
“Former FBI officials have said the dossier did not launch their Trump campaign investigation, nor was it a factor in the conclusions reached by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. But the dossier did play a critical role both in how the FBI sought court-approved surveillance and, after it was published by BuzzFeed News in 2017, the public debate about Trump and Russia.”
The “investigation” had no grounds and was unlawful to open.
“Former FBI officials?” Who the f*ck is that?
Don’t you understand how the media works? There is ZERO authority from some nebulous “former FBI officials”
When is “former?” 1990? 1970?
The DNC rigged their primary in 2016. It’s fact.
The FBI colluded with loser HRC to concoct a scandal on Trump because he derailed their installation of Clinton.
Now we just have the few village idiots like you who continue to buy into such nonsense like a little mob of morons buying the snake oil.
What a grift these people play on you.
““Former FBI officials?” Who the f*ck is that?”
Comey. McCabe. Those who are now dangling on a thread. In fact, the dossier was ALL they had and ALL they used. They knew it was totally false, so they shopped it around the liberal media knowing full well they would spread it like wildfire whether it was true or not.
Maybe, but the media is notorious for finding retired partisan who worked in the mailroom at the pentagon and then citing them as “Former FBI Officials.”
They might as well be getting the opinion of a magenta-haired, gender-fluid barista on her double shift at starbucks.
The dossier was engineered and used as the reason to open a bogus investigation.
From that article you referenced. “The allegations cast new uncertainty on some past reporting on the dossier by news organizations, including The Washington Post.”
New uncertainty? Lets clear that up for you.
Truth is the new Hate Crime
The late Pat Caddell, a Democrat, pointed it out years ago.
There is an example of a member of the media on trial, convicted and executed in modern history.
That number seems like it should be more given what we now know about the Holocaust.
The White House FBI files controversy of the Clinton Administration, often referred to as Filegate, arose in June 1996 around improper access in 1993 and 1994 to FBI security-clearance documents. Craig Livingstone, director of the White House’s Office of Personnel Security, improperly requested, and received from the FBI, background reports concerning several hundred individuals without asking permission. The revelations provoked a strong political and press reaction because many of the files covered White House employees from previous Republican administrations, including top presidential advisors. Under criticism, Livingstone resigned from his position. Allegations were made that senior White House figures, including First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, may have requested and read the files for political purposes, and that the First Lady had authorized the hiring of the underqualified Livingstone.
Have you been watching that series on the Clinton’s and impeachment? Poor, poor Clinton’s, everyone picked on them and was mean and they didn’t do NUTHIN!
I would rather arrange the socks in my dresser